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Press Release  6 MORE BANDS CONFIRMED FOR
SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2006

6 MORE BANDS CONFIRMED FOR
SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2006

QUEENSRYCHE(US)

We are happy to announce Sweden Rock will be visited by Dr X and his makers. One of America's originators of the majestic, melodic and semi-progressive metal, Queenryche, is now confirmed for this years festival. They will perform the entire classic "Operation: Mindcrime", beginning to end. We might also get a few tasters from part 2, to be released this spring. The band is often considered a catalyst for the now highly dominant wave of power metal, which the aformentioned classic prooves. Queensryche released their first demo in 1982, a recording that started a big buxzz in the underground, leading to the signing to 206 Records, who released the band's debut EP. They were later picked up by EMI and the rest is history.
www.queensryche.com

SYMPHONY X(US)

Make a cocktail of the most complex Dream Theater arrangements you can find, the neoclassical elements that can be found on most Stratovarius albums, the hard, aggressive riffs of Pantera and a few ounces of film score music from a multi-billion dollar Hollywood epic of your liking and you should get an idea of what Symphony X is all about. Or not - these Americans are not very easy to either label or listen to. But they are well worth the effort - most connaisseurs of progressive metal will tell you that Symphony X is pure genius, and that goes for their writing abilities as well as their instrumental skills. On top of that, those of us who saw them at SRF 2001 or saw them open for Stratovarius a few years back will remember that despite the high level musicianship, this band (unlike some others in the genre?) has not forgotten how to put on an entertaining live show. Having one of the most chaismatic voices in the business in their ranks in the form of Russel Allen doesn´t do them any harm either, of course? A new album should surface this spring.
www.symphonyx.com


EDGUY(D)

Edguy is a band that has appeared on many of your wish-lists, and we of course do what we can to fulfil your requests. Quite a lot has happened since the Germans released the self-financed "Savage Poetry" in 1995. 1999's "Theater Of Tragedy" even found its place in the Swedish charts. Edguy has however been no stranger in our country which has built a pretty strong fan-base. The latest album "Rocket Ride", which was released in January this year, is an album that definitely strengthens the bands status in the German melodic metal scene.
www.edguy.net


OBITUARY(US)

Florida's Obituary is legendary like few other death metal acts. This quintet debuted in 1989 as one of the first, and eventually one of the biggest bands within the groundbreaking contemporary scene of extreme metal from that state - "The End Complete", released in 1992, is even one of the biggest successes in the history of classic death metal. Last year saw the band make an eagerly awaited comeback with their first studio album in eight years, "Frozen in Time". And perhaps we'll finally get an answer to the eternal question whether frontman John Tardy actually sings lyrics with proper words, or if he's just - you guessed it! - growling?
www.obituary.cc


ARCH ENEMY(S)

Swedish metal has a really high status even outside of our borders, the melodic kind as well as the more brutal metal. Arch Enemy is one of our strongest cards in the latter genre. The band was formed in 1996 by the Amott brothers Mike and Chris. Mike had a past in the band Carcass, but also played (and plays) guitar in the heavier outfit Spiritual Beggars. The debut "Black Earth" received killer reviews for its mix of brutal death metal and technical guitar playing. In 2001 singer Johan Liiva was replaced by the better looking, but equally vocally brutal Angela Glossow. She made her debut on "Wages Of Sin", an album that was found on many a "best of the year" list. The fact that Arch Enemy played the classical Ozzfest more than well proves their status. The band's latest album "Doomsday Machine" will soon be followed by a DVD, "Live Apocalypse".
www.archenemy.net


VICTORY(D)

German metallurgists Victory was formed already in 1984 out of the ashes of Fargo, with Fargopeter Knorn and Tommy Newton at the helm. The band's debut saw the light of day already the year after. A piece of classic hard rock with a somewhat provocative cover (picturing a woman laying down spreading her legs in the shape of a V). It was however enough to create a buzz in the US enough to fuel a tour. This tour however is said to have problems enough to stun even Spinal Tap. After this the band released a number of albums such as "Don't Get Mad Get Even", "Hungry Heart", "Voiceprint" and the wittingly entitled "You Bought It - You Name It". Earlier this year Victory released "Fuel To The Fire", and album with re-recordings of old songs presenting new singer Jioti Parcharidis (Human Fortress), plus a new song as a taster for what's to come later this year. As usual we find gentlemen Hermann Frank, Fargopeter Knorn and Tommy Newton in the line-up.
www.victory-music.com


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LAST YEAR THE TICKETS WERE SOLD OUT IN EARLY APRIL
More information about the bands, tickets etc. at our eminent homepage:
www.swedenrock.com


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Confirmed bands so far::

DEF LEPPARD (UK)
WHITESNAKE (UK)
DEEP PURPLE (UK)
ALICE COOPER (US)
JOURNEY (US)
VENOM (UK)
TED NUGENT(US)
QUEENSRYCHE(US)
CELTIC FROST (CH)
W.A.S.P. (US)
SYMPHONY X(US)
EDGUY(D)
GAMMA RAY (D)
ASIA(US)
KROKUS (CH)
JEFF HEALEY BAND (CAN)
PORCUPINE TREE(UK)
DRAGONFORCE(UK)
CACTUS (US)
GEORGE THOROGOOD & The Destroyers (US)
THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND(UK)
ANVIL(CAN)
CATHEDRAL (UK)
MOLLY HATCHET (US)
OBITUARY(US)
DORO (D)
THE SWEET (UK)
EASY ACTION (S)
NEVERMORE (US)
ARCH ENEMY(S)
METAL CHURCH (US)
EVERGREY (S)
VICTORY(D)
ONSLAUGHT(UK)
FROM BEHIND (S/UK/US)
BONFIRE(D)
NEIL TURBIN'S DEATHRIDERS(US)
BLITZKRIEG(UK)
LORD BELIAL (S)
TIGERTAILZ(UK)
NASTY IDOLS(S)
FIREWIND (GR/S)
JADED HEART (D)
RAISE HELL (S)
HOUSE OF SHAKIRA(S)
THE STORYTELLER (S)


SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 8-10 JUNE 2006
More information about the bands, tickets etc. at our eminent homepage:
www.swedenrock.com


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Sweden Rock Festival
Norjebokevägen 2
294 76 Sölvesborg
Sweden Tel: 0456-317 95
Fax: 0456-317 94
E-mail: info@swedenrock.com
www.swedenrock.com

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